February 7, 2014
Why Dictators Love the Olympics
Garry Kasparov, The Daily Beast
The Associated Press
This is the sort of delusion that sets in when a despot confuses himself with the state after too long in power. Absent the feedback mechanisms of a free media and real elections, he begins to believe his glory is the country’s glory, that what makes him happy also makes the people happy.
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